Who Says This Flavor Combo Is Just For Christmas?

I think it has already become obvious that I like drinks. No no not alcoholic drinks though I have been known to imbibe at times. On a side note related to that, the women my husband works with (he is an R.N. so mainly works with women) told him recently when I was talking to him at work and said for him to tell them that I would have a beer for them (they were working late) that I “didn’t look like a drinker”.  Huh? Now I love these ladies to death so if you’re reading this, know that it tickled me to no end to hear that but…. HUH???? What does a drinker look like anyway? πŸ˜› I feel like next time I want to have a drink (tonight) I need to get on a wife beater t-shirt, lots of eye make up and burp and cuss a lot. Wait… I know people like that. Never mind. πŸ˜€ But seriously, what does a drinker look like anyway? Obviously not middle aged and middle income with long hair that has more gray than I like to admit to and a really laid back way of dressing (translate- jeans and t shirts or nightgowns if I can get away with it). I have always gotten the “sweet” label but darn it, I can cuss and drink with the best of them!!! So long as they don’t say anything stronger than darn it and don’t drink anything too high of a proof or I’ll end up on the floor…or giggling madly because my hand looks funny. I’m really ruining my own case here aren’t I? Sigh.

Moving on…or back…or sideways, whichever it was, I like drinks. Cold drinks, hot drinks, warm drinks, room temp drinks (am I the only one who prefers my pop room temp?). I am a very poor eater at the best of times but I am a fairly big drinker (now that sounds bad. I can see it later… “Yeah Janet said right there in her blog that she has a drinking problem! No, really, she did! She said she is a big drinker!”) and like most people, I am even more so in hot weather. I still drink my hot tea but I like to shake it up a bit. Hmmm, now that I’ve said shake, I can move onto the recipe. Wow, was that a lame segue or what!?

I have never been much on the you can/should/must/it’s the law/only eat some things during certain times of the year idea. When I want something, other than seasonal berries that cost more than a house payment during the Winter, I want it now. I don’t want to wait six months for it to be the “right” time to eat it. Today, I wanted chocolate mint. That is typically a combo one sees the most during the holidays and I’m not sure why. Especially when you can be having it in this delicious shake. And boy, do I mean delicious. Being the poor eater that I am, I will probably not eat dinner tonight because I am too busy slurping this shake down as I type this. But I think it’s worth it πŸ˜€ Frosty mint, vanilla ice cream and sweet chocolate . Oh my. This is yummy. So get out the blender; go buy some York Peppermint Patties and vanilla ice cream (and some peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao if you want an adult version) and get to blending this one. Enjoy!

York Peppermint Pattie Milk Shake

  • 3 snack sized York peppermint Patties (plus one more for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 2/3 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • a few drops mint extract (optional)
  • 1/2 shot each peppermint schnapps and creme de cacao if making an adult version
  1. Put it all in the blender.
  2. Blend.
  3. Garnish with the extra peppermint pattie, whipped cream and more chocolate syrup
  4. Drink.
  5. Wasn’t that easy?


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37 thoughts on “Who Says This Flavor Combo Is Just For Christmas?

  1. Your shake looks delicious. It reminds me of the Grasshopper drinks in the midwest, only they are bright green.

    I hate cold drinks. In restaurants I always order with no ice but most of the time they still come out freezing cold. At home I am always drinking room temperature water. My husband thinks I am crazy!

    • I am the same way. When I say cold drinks, I mean things like shakes. I always order no ice too and drink things room temp at home. My husband also thinks I’M crazy lol

  2. Mint and chocolate always get my vote-and this looks delicious and refreshing. Funny-“looking like a drinker”..that is definitely a stereotype for the imagination! thanks for sharing.

  3. As someone who’s crazy about frappuccinos and anything resembling one, I have to say that your milkshake looks so decadently delicious, I want to make one immediately πŸ™‚

  4. Ha-makes me think of that song-is that really you or just some brilliant disguise?? We all have our fun times and a little libation never hurts. I will put the creme de cacao and schnapps in there-yum! I say if you are going to indulge-then at least do it in a big way. I may not want to ride on Shirley Temple’s good ship lolipop, but I surely would lounge on peppermint bay. Enjoy the day!

  5. I love drinks too, especially the sweet shake kind. I drink very fast and always have to concentrate on progressing slowly so there is no brain freeze. This looks great. I love York Peppermint Patties. Why not make a shake out of it?

  6. I’ve read your post and all the comments and I can’t believe that no one has suggested that your look may say soda pop but your writing style says bourbon! πŸ™‚ We love mint and put it in our blender all the time…along with some rum, lime juice, triple sec… πŸ™‚

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